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Thoughts on British ICT, energy & environment, cloud computing and security from Memset's MD

Helicobacter pylori: From breakthrough to benefit in my lifetime

I am being treated for Helicobacter pylori, a bug which contributes to gastritis. I was 8 years old when the Australian maverick Dr. Barry Marshall risked his own health to prove his theory in the face of ridicule from colleagues, and subsequently changed our understanding not only of gastritis but also microbiology. Today I wish to salute that achievement and share my wonder at having lived through and benefited from one of the great scientific breakthroughs of our era.